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Gov. Ducey’s K-12 Education Funding Plan Fails to Restore $952M in K-12 Cuts

Governor Ducey announced an outline of his budget proposals for K-12 public schools yesterday. He enthusiastically described the value of reversing $100 million in cuts to classroom funding that he made just three years ago. He also wants to add $10 million in this year’s budget and $18 million in next year’s budget for school building maintenance and repair. Read more

AZ Schools Now Calls on State Lawmakers to Get Real on K-12 Public School Funding

Chart in printable PDF Children’s Action Alliance is proud to be part of AZ Schools Now – a coalition of parents, teachers, and champions for public education. Today, we put out a call to Governor Doug Ducey and the state legislature to make substantial reinvestments in K-12 public schools this year to increase teacher pay and student support. Read more

Your Support Helps Protect Health Care Options for Working Families

Posted December 22, 2017 to Blog, E-news, Health | Comments (0)
When you support Children’s Action Alliance you help to protect healthcare for children, like Cate’s son, Zachary. Read their story here. We are also continuing with our spirit of giving. If you donate $100 or more to Children’s Action Alliance by December 28th, you will be entered to win this lovely three-piece ceramic vase and bowl set, crafted by a student from Chaparral High School. Read more

Give to Children’s Action Alliance Today and Be Entered to Win!

Posted December 15, 2017 to Blog, E-news, enews | Comments (0)
Your donation can help achieve our 2018 Policy Priorities for children and families. Everyone who donates $100 or more by December 21st will be entered to win our Casino Night basket. This includes a one-night stay, dinner for two at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and a gift certificate to Agave’s. Don’t miss this opportunity to win and to help make Arizona children safer and healthier, make your contribution today! Read more

Save the Date: March to Save Arizona Schools!

Posted December 14, 2017 to Blog, E-news, enews, K-12 Education | Comments (0)
Start the new year by raising your voice for public education with Arizonans from around the state. Mark your calendars for this event:   Read more

Report: Child Care Policies Rank AZ Near the Bottom

Access to quality child care is important for the well-being of parents, children, and our communities. The National Women’s Law Center released a new report entitled Persistent Gaps: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2017  that compares how states encourage or impede access to affordable, quality child care for working families. The good news in Arizona is that the co-payment amount that families are required to pay dropped significantly. Read more

Frank from Fostering Advocates AZ is Going to the UK to Study!

We are pleased to share that Frank Smith, a member of the Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) Young Adult Leadership Board, has just been awarded the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious post-graduate scholarship. The award was granted to only 43 students this year, and is focused on leadership and strengthening the relationship between the USA and the United Kingdom. Read more

AZ Tax Collections Too Slow to Re-Invest in K-12 Public Schools

State revenue projections show that relying on economic growth without tax increases is not a realistic plan to reinvest the funding our schools need. Children’s Action Alliance highlights this gap in a new Return on Education policy brief. The data show that Arizona’s K-12 public schools are STILL short $1.1 billion in state funding compared to fiscal year 2008, before the budget cuts during the Great Recession. Read more

Thank You for Helping to Make Through the Eyes of a Child a Success!

Posted November 10, 2017 to Blog, E-news, Events, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
Thank you to each and every one of our generous sponsors and participants for making this year’s annual New Beginnings: Through the Eyes of a Child awards luncheon a big success. Children’s Action Alliance welcomed more than 500 people to honor Cindy McCain for her work in fighting human trafficking and Dr. Read more

Data Show Children of Color Face Barriers to Educational Success

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that children of color and those growing up in immigrant families continue to face persistent barriers to opportunity. The report, Race for Results, measures children’s progress on 12 key milestones for family security, health and education. The data shows small improvements since 2014. Read more